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Engineer by degree, but I code for a living. Recently switched to using a tablet for leisure internet, like this site, but the on-screen keyboard is horrible, so please forgive my missing letters and things!


Nov
19
answered What's a good small-batch fermentation vessel?
Oct
23
comment What can I do to ensure my high OG wort ferments well?
I presume you're not going to make one batch, split the wort, and let part of it sit around without yeast while other part has yeast? That would mean that you seem to be setting yourself up for brewing two batches of beer, but ending up with one :) I agree that with proper oxygenation, and quantity of yeast, you should be find just pitching the whole batch.
Oct
23
comment Is rapid wort chilling always needed?
Chilling with a copper coil needs agitation. You can cut this time by 4 jiggling the coil!
Oct
23
answered HERMS or RIMS - How to choose?
Oct
23
answered How much difference does malt make in extract brewing?
Oct
23
answered Picking hops very late
Oct
17
answered How precise must the measure of priming sugar be?
Oct
17
answered What are the best practices for using a wine degasser to aerate wort for beer?
Oct
17
comment Is it necessary to heat honey when using it in cider?
Thanks for the mead making insight. I just dumped the commercial cider and commercial honey in a carboy and shook the heck out of it to get the honey dissolved (and to aerate). Then I put in a packet of S-04. We'll see how it works!
Oct
17
accepted Is it necessary to heat honey when using it in cider?
Oct
17
comment Is it necessary to heat honey when using it in cider?
"pasteurized, natural, no preservatives added cider..."
Oct
16
answered What's a good first equipment buy after a basic starter kit?
Oct
16
comment cider from fresh apple juice, how to?
It's so simple that a cave man can do it (an probably did!)
Oct
16
comment cider from fresh apple juice, how to?
I wouldn't risk contamination of stirring so often. I might swirl the carboy, but even that might not be required.
Oct
16
answered Will beer keep in a cask if used gradually?
Oct
15
answered Bottle Bomb Batch
Oct
15
asked Is it necessary to heat honey when using it in cider?
Oct
15
answered Transferring wort from brew kettle with ball valve
Sep
25
asked What is considered to be a reasonable temperature rate change in a HERMS or RIMS system?
Sep
25
asked What's the maximum mash time?